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PBS
Sep 6, 2012 5:30pm EDT
in charlotte, north carolina. "give me four years, america." barack obama prepares to make his case for reelection at this convention. the european central bank unveiled its most ambitious plan yet to rescue the currency, and markets like what they hear. back here in charlotte, we take a tour of this gathering, where it appears the delegates still love their president. welcome to our viewers on pbs in america and also around the globe. tonight, barack obama will officially accept his party's nomination for the presidential election this november. he will then use that acceptance speech to make his pitch to american voters that they will be better off if they give him four more years in the white house. last night, he turned to a democratic star for a bit of help. [applause] >> the once disgraced president rose to the rescue. obamamania has faded, along with hope and change, and the man who describes himself as a little country boy is a hero for now, much more popular than the president appeared this was classic clinton -- only sheer charisma can hold a crowd enraptured with a speech
PBS
Sep 26, 2012 6:00pm EDT
,000. >> woodruff: president obama and governor mitt romney were slugging it out again today on the campaign trail, both of them in the battleground state of ohio. and both of them mindful of the need to turn out younger voters, who went overwhelmingly for mr. obama in 2008, but who are proving more elusive this year. i traveled to the columbus area this past weekend ahead of the candidates to find out just how elusive. >> fired up! ready to go! >> woodruff: ohio state university students about to head out from an obama campaign office to register voters, yell a familiar refrain. >> fired up! ready to go! >> woodruff: they are a coveted voting block for the president, in this fiercely contested swing state. four years ago, mr. obama won 18- to 29-year-olds nationwide by 66% to 32%. a margin so large, young people were credited with putting him over the top in several key states. >> are you registered to vote? >> woodruff: surveys suggest he's sure to capture the majority of the youngest voter block again. but after four years of watching the president grapple with the realities of governing, they'
PBS
Sep 6, 2012 7:00pm EDT
to restore confidence in the u.s. economy. stocks are at their highest point since president obama took office. still, many americans are asking themselves if they're better off now than they were four years ago. investors are looking at their financial statements as a guide. but as erika miller explains, that doesn't necessarily mean americans are feeling better about their economic situation. >> reporter: four years ago, the financial crisis was getting worse and the global economy falling off a cliff. so it's no wonder many americans are feeling better about their financial situation now versus four years ago. >> i'm better off right now than i was four years ago by a long shot. >> i feel more comfortable, because i'm older, i have more of a vision of what i want for my future. >> reporter: but others say they're worse off, especially those living paycheck to paycheck or out of work. >> three years ago, i had a job. i've been disemployed for a year now. >> reporter: and plenty of other americans aren't exactly sure where they stand. >> i don't know if i have a lot to base it on; i'm
PBS
Sep 27, 2012 6:00pm EDT
obama also spoke out against iran. >> a nuclear-armed iran is not a challenge that can be contained. it would threaten the elimination of israel, the security of gulf nations, and the stability of the global economy. that is why he united states will do what we must to prevent iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon. >> woodruff: but iran's president, mahmoud ahmadinejad, has long insisted that the country's nuclear program is only for peaceful purposes. and during his own speech yesterday, he denounced potential military action by israel. >> testing new generations of ultra-modern weaponry and the pledge to disclose these armaments in due time is now being used as a new language of threat against nations to coerce them into accepting a new era of hegemony. continued threats by the uncivilized zionists to resort to military action against our great nation is a clear example of this bitter reality. >> woodruff: earlier this week, iran unveiled a new long-range reconnaissance drone and the country's revolutionary guard said it tested new missiles as well. prime minister netanyahu noted t
PBS
Sep 17, 2012 5:30pm EDT
their fingers. it is the sort of irrational, angry behavior that obama detests more than anything. >> in your book, you are right in a very disspiriting way about the high wire negotiations over the debt ceiling last summer. if the price of politics this function? >> there is a lot of this function in all of this, but what has happened this, the united states has 16 trillion dollars in outstanding ious in the world, and we are spending a trillion dollars more each year than we have. so we have to go into the debt market regularly, and it puts everything in jeopardy, in peril. the treasury secretary, tim geithner, here in the u.s., is running around hollering fire. we've got to do something about this. the simple fact is that the politicians have not been willing to come up with a plan that would involve paying for republicans and democrats, something that is a compromise. so we head into this election with the financial house that is not in order. >> you are very clear in this book that this president, unlike previous presidents, has not worked his will. what are the consequences of that? >>
PBS
Sep 17, 2012 7:00pm EDT
between the white house and china over trade. the obama administration complains about new trade abuses on auto exports, china fires back on unfair trade practices by the u.s. from stocks to oil and gold prices, we get the outlook for what to expect between now and the end of the year. and a birthday for "occupy wall street". while protests and arrests mark the movement's first anniversary, a look at what it's accomplished. that and more tonight on "n.b.r."! trade tensions between the united states and china are heating up again. this morning, the two countries challenged each other in the world trade organization. the u.s. is accusing china of illegally subsidizing auto and auto parts exports, and hurting u.s. made goods. and china claims trade laws here, open the door for illegal tariffs on a wide range of chinese products. sylvia hall breaks down what's behind the latest flareup. >> reporter: here in the u.s., the auto and auto parts industries employ about 800,000 american workers. the government says those workers are hurt by the money china gives to subsidize its own auto industry
PBS
Sep 27, 2012 5:30pm EDT
] >> this is the key. president obama is running for reelection. he understands that the last thing he needs is more uncertainty. oil prices could quadruple. plunging markets, more americans dying in afghanistan as a consequence of iran in troublemaker in -- troublemaking. as of right now, he does not accept the notion that this is a war of necessity. israel believes so, but no one else in the international community right now believes it. >> could there be a difference path for iran? >> i do not know. i suspect the intelligence agencies and the pentagon will provide cautionary tales and lay out their risks of what a unilateral american military strike would be like. this is not a 2012 issue. this will be joined sometime. the prime minister actually stated it -- >> next summer. >> yes. and he has compromised credibility and deterrent capacity because the truth is, no one is going to strike iran most likely until any time next spring. what good is a red line if you do not enforce it? >> just to move on, harsh words from the palestinian president about israeli settlements. not for the first time, but
PBS
Sep 29, 2012 5:00am EDT
house, mitt romney and president obama are working to win the hearts and minds of voters. or american voters in the key swing states. america remains a 50-50 nation, split between republicans and democrats. the atmosphere has become so poisonous that the kind of bipartisan politics necessary to make government function are often missing. our correspondent reports from florida. >> the clips and the glamour, the ever-changing landscape of the miami skyline. for many americans, miami, but avian, too gleaming and in 2012, all eyes are on this state. >> florida matters, that is what we are going to be told over and over again. 29 votes. it is a big state that could make all of the difference between obama and romney. all of that is true. but who cares? or to put it more precisely, are we missing the bigger picture for florida and the rest of the united states? which is that this country has become ungovernable. its politics are poisonous. miami dade colleges the biggest in the nation. 175,000 students. all of them called on the streets in this massive voter registration drive which comes a
PBS
Sep 26, 2012 11:00pm EDT
barack obama and hill we clinton, and a moment came where-- while not the best friend in the world. and fade, they're working together -- >> for four years and working together as well. >> rose: we have an excellent relationship with president obama, excellent relationship with president clinton. pomititionititions are sometimer the rude, and there have been times in the france when there was a good-- and there have been times where we have been like that. but when chosen as our candidate, we had a concern, a blind conversation. and he "me, dwowpt to work with me. and well, yes, are you our candidate and i will help you and he appointed me as minister of foreign affairs and we are looking like that. >> rose: would you have rather gone minister of finance? >> no, no. possibly 7 the only position i could take. >> rose: where goes europe, the euro zone, the european union, the ideal of idea, the political idea of peerp because awe also attracted a lot of attention because of your own battles having to do with membership in hir. >> not exactly, but six years ago, seven years ago, becau
PBS
Sep 8, 2012 5:00am EDT
secretary and president obama's economic advisor joined us from harvard university in davis his view of how the crisis has been handled. >> larry summers, another decision date for the euro. to you think it has been well managed to? >> this is not going to be a happy chapter in monetary history. i have often compared this to the vietnam war. american policy makers always did what was necessary to avoid immediate collapse and never did what was necessary to offer a prospect of a long run solution. eventually, the policy collapsed around it. >> let me ask you, do you believe in a year's time there will still be 17 members of the eurozone? >> there cannot be any guarantees. we do not what is going to happen. we do not what political conditions are going to permit in northern europe. we do not know what will happen with respect to on certain banking systems. but i think there is a proper judgment and having made the commitment to the era, the right path forward is to try to live with it and do what is necessary to make it work. >> if the euro were to collapse, how big of a deal with that before
PBS
Sep 22, 2012 5:00am EDT
the west should stand for its principles. i think that president obama, secretary of state clinton, and other leaders across the western world should explain over and over again to their colleagues in arab-muslim countries that what they are demanding is something that date as elected politicians simply cannot give to them. there is constitutionally protected speech. the films we have seen, the cartoons. that is protected in the united states by the first amendment. they just do not have the power to change any of that. the fact that, you know, the secretary of state in the united states saying this film is bad and reprehensible and disgusting -- that is an expression of her opinion. it is not a promise to introduce legislation to curb that. they should listen to the prime minister of turkey, the president of egypt, you know, the pakastani is. all these muslim countries. what they are really seeking is an amendment of the first amendment, and that just is not going to happen. >> should there not the laws against inciting, as it were, religious hatred? there are such laws in some co
PBS
Sep 7, 2012 7:00pm EDT
are 90% president obama will hold on to the white house. whereas historically if the market is down between now and election day, the odds are in favor of romney and the republicans taking over. >> it seems like the campaign is watching the s&p 500 as much as the market. >> and what about the volatility twb now and 2013. fi. there's anything certain about the fiscal klich is nothing will be done between now and election day. but historically, there will be some kind of a compromise that lessens the risk of the fiscal cliff. nonetheless, the next four months are critical, the most critical of the bull market. technical strength in leadership and bellwethers. it's all solid, and the technical strength is in place, but cracks are in the foundation in leading economics. >> last week, all of the declines coming in expectations. if that level is off between now and year end, fine, the market will stabilize and perhaps continue higher. if this is the start of a decline in consumer confidence and it continues falling later this month and in october, it's going to be very difficult for the f
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